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Freeze Frame

(Snapshot #1)

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A new career, a new place, and a new man—you’d think after the rough year she’s had, Isla has finally found her stride. Of course it’s never that simple. Some dreams she is building, some dreams are taken away before they have a chance to form. But she never imagined that the one thing she’s worked so hard to realize, could be the cause it all breaks apart.

Ben doesn’t miss
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ebook, 375 pages
Published March 2017
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descriptionThis is one of the best covers I have seen in awhile. Fabulous representation of the hero. It has great composition. The typography is unique and eye-catching. It makes great use of graphics. My only little niggle with it in the placement of the author's names and the two different fonts used. Other than that it is pretty much perfect.description

descriptionI have to say that I really enjoyed the heck out of this one. It was amazingly well written. The pace was meandering without being slow. The characters both main a
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
I had high expectations after Shutter Speed gave me a glimpse into how amazing Ben and Isla were together. Well those high hopes weren't just filled they were blown sky high in a phenomenal way. Ben was the perfect balance of mysterious alpha who showed his heart by actions. When he decides to grace you with words though you'd better be listening because every syllable counts. Isla was sometimes a contradiction but really in the most human way. Strong yet vulnerable with a side of quirky to give ...more
Bev
3.75 stars. After reading and loving Shutter Speed I was really itching for Freeze Frame. And whilst I liked it, I didn't love it. I want/need more meat to my stories and I really struggled the first quarter, it just didn't hold my interest. Once the suspense bit kicked in things started to move along but still, this was more like "a month in the life of ...." which is great if you like that sort of thing.

The characters were brilliant, Ben's as hot and alpha possessive as they come and Isla (sti
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~Steph K~
Freya Barker is definitely on my "must read ASAP" list. Her stories have been some of my favorites, and this new series of hers does not disappoint.

Freeze Frame is the continuing story of Ben and Isla after they have decided to stay together, although they haven't figured out all the logistics of their relationship. The story for me, was so realistic in how a couple works together to figure out how to merge the past and present together to build their future - and also introducing family members
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Christine
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Freeze Frame by Freya Barker & KT Dove is a roller-coaster of a crime thriller extending the story of Ben & Isla from the Shutter Speed novella. Just when life seems to settle down for these characters something else arises to put a wrench into their plans of a HEA. I loved Shutter Speed and the chemistry Ben & Isla had, so I went into Freeze Frame super excited to see their story continued and Freya & KT did not disappoint! Freeze Frame start off right after Shutter Speed and as ...more
Lisa Cullinan
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect!

Freeze Frame continues the story of Ben and Isla from Shutter Speed, the novella prior to this book.
In this story, we really get to see how each character develops—individually and as a a couple.
I love Ben. He is the ultimate alpha: strong—physically and mentally, takes what he wants, speaks his mind, protective, owns up to his faults, would move mountains for those he loves, smart, rides a Harley, beyond sexy, respectful, gorgeous, kind, and actually pretty funny. I'm talking ...The.
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Joanne T
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The continuation of Ben and Isla’s whirlwind love was just as heated and captivating as the novella that began it all. Freya and KT’s partnership only increased the intensity of the couple’s story, and incited new suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m hoping for more collaborations from these two.

This novel picks up exactly where we left off in Shutter Speed, as Ben and Isla settle into their newfound togetherness. However, their recent happiness is short-lived with a new threat surf
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Aimee Shannon
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Freeze Frame continues where Shutter Speed left off. It was interesting, even as a short novella, I felt like Shutter Speed gave me a full, good story. But wow did Freeze Frame flesh out these characters so much more.
I love Isla, and her insecurities and her deep love of life. She is taking a big risk in letting Ben into her life and heart and she does it with all she has. Ben is complex, finds words hard and yet, always says what needs said. The two of them together are creating something speci
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Carey Decevito
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Isla and Ben are back!!

I was thrilled to sink my eyes right into Freeze Frame as soon as I was done reading Shutter Speed.

I have to say that Isla spoke to me in volumes in this one (mainly because I could relate to her plight having gone through it myself). But the way Ben's support, albeit sometimes faulty (because he is a man) was a phenomenal portrayal of what couples go through.

So much happens to these two, yet they're able to see that sticking together makes them stronger, even if a bit of
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Island Girl Romance Reads
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by Freya Barker.
Freeze Frame is the next book in the Snap Shot series.
Loved it. Lots of suspense and a strong Heroine, just like I love to read.
Can't wait for more of this series.
Love N. Books
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pet’s $0.02

I really, really wanted to LOVE this book. I mean, it continues the story of Ben and Isla, who I loved in Shutter Speed. But…I can’t say I loved it. I liked it a LOT. Just not as much as the prequel. And there isn’t anything I can definitively point to and say why.

I’ve thought about it a lot. And the only thing I can think of is that we’re dropped back into their story after all the angst and turmoil of the initial connection between the two is already over. So, if it’s been a while s
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Carla
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

**Carla's Four Review

Freeze Frame is the first full length novel in the Snapshot series. However, there is a novella, Shutter Speed, which you need to read before this book. Okay, I really loved Shutter Speed. It is a quick and easy read that is sure to leave you wanting more. Also, through Shutter Speed, we are introduced to Ben and Isla. Freeze Frame picks up right where Shutter Speed left off. Ben h
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Chastity Gregory
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. This is one of the best books I've ever read. Ben and Isla belonged together. Isla just knew her life was moving along but moving along nicely. She had a knew place to live and a new man that she loved. Nothing could mess it up....or could it? Ben loves Isla and had a lot of plans for them and their new life but his past comes back to haunt him. Isla is so strong in this book and she fights for what she wants. Ben has some guilt from his past but knows that no matter what he want ...more
Nancy Huddleston
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! Excellent continuation of Ben and Isla! Freeze Frame (Snapshot #1) is an amazing, beautiful, emotional real read. Freya Barker and KT Dove did a fantastic job. When I started Freeze Frame, I wondered what more we needed from Ben and Isla's story. Boy was I wrong. So much emotions. So much excitment. So many surprises.
I have adored Freya's writing since the first. We get to see what happens after the excitment of Shutter Speed. Real stuff that everyone faces. That is what I love most.
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Fran Zoch, LSoR
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a Continuation of Ben and Isa story from Shutter Speed.
They are making decisions that normal couples do but we are learning more about Ben's past job history and what went on, I liked seeing that this couple has the trials that most every couple has,
Make sure you read Shutter Speed first though
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me just say firstly that these are new authors to me, but my word, I will be reading more of their work. Ben & Isla are great together, and I loved how they adapted and grew with their relationship. No spoilers from me though!
This story has suspense, protective alpha, and strong independent woman, which had me hooked and intrigued throughout. Congrats to these 2 authors who have done a great job together!
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book!
Barb Johnson
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and had an amazing connection. Having read the novella first, getting to know the characters helped me build up the connection between them and I love them. The story was unique and kept me reading. I hope all the characters return for more in the future.
Nicole
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I give this book a 4.5 rating. This book was full of love and suspense. I enjoyed the characters and come to love most of them. Some not so much. Ben is a major alpha male and does everything to protect his woman.
Brandy Roberts
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Loved LOVED Freeze Frame and if you have not read Shutter Speed I highly recommend that you one click now not only was it a good novella but it introduces the characters that are in this book and how they meet . The characters are really likable , the story line keeps you hooked , full of suspense , and definite re read . Isla and Ben made a beautiful couple thay have off the charts chemistry that will leave you wanting more the protectiveness and respect that they have for the other was ...more
Pam
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Are you ready for a fast paced adventure that will you on the edge of your seat?

I am a fan of Freya's strong independent heroines, Isla fits that bill perfectly. Not just any woman would pack everything up to go help look after a campground on the side of a mountain. But when her Uncle Al needs her help she doesn't think twice. This giving her the perfect backdrop and subjects to further grow her photography and pursue her dreams. Over the crest of 40 she
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Deb Bishop
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED it!
I was soooooo bloody excited when I found out that Ben and Isla's story, which started in Shutter Speed was going to be explored more!
Freeze Frame was amazingly brilliant!!.
There wasn't a thing I didn't like ( there are not many books you can say that about)
I've made no secret of the fact that Freya is easily one of my favourite authors since I discovered her writing back in 2015. Therefore I did wonder if I'd like having another author writing with Freya but I must say re
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Renee Entress
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this short story. The story has pain, surprises, danger, and suspense.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Shutter Speed (Snapshot, #0.5)

This is more of Isla and Ben’s story. As this couple moves forward in their relationship someone is determined to keep them apart. But is the danger that is surrounding them after Ben or Isla or them both? Just when they thought everything was great things start to happen. Can this couple get a break or is
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars
So this was the continuation of Shutter Speed which was a SNAPshot novella released previously and should be read first to get the backstory on everything Isla and Ben. These two are one of my favorite couples and I was so excited when I finished Shutter Speed to know that she was completing the story and giving me more of these two!
Ben is so protective and carries the guilt of everything going on around him even if it isn't remotely his fault. Isla is independent and strong and neither o
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Rosheen
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yes a great addition to the novella Shutter Speed. I was provided an ARC with no expectation of review and I still kept my preorder of this novel as well worth the book fee. Really interesting to see people who have lived lives (ie not YA/NA) and have to adapt to living and being with another grown being and the baggage they bring to a relationship. The authors do not shy away from their characters making mistakes and reacting however they do not just put drama in for the sake of it. Non perfect ...more
Melissa
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
It pains me to admit that I didn't even come close to loving this book. I am a HUGE fan of Freya Barker. The novella is great but I feel this story is missing the build up of a love story. Having this story continue from the novella did it a disservice. I like Isla and Ben but I was bored with reading about them creating a life together. I felt most of the love scenes were gratuitous just to keep the reader interested. The drama of Jahnee wasn't enough of a hook for me either. I was also hoping ...more
Pamela
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me start by saying I fell in love with Isla & Ben in Snap Shot!
These two characters were kinda thrown together in Snap Shot, but there was that instant connection!
trust that because of Ben's past there is Suspense, insecurities on both parts, and learning all truths about each other.
I love the re-entry of character's past, and the addition of new characters.
this is a MUST-READ in my book!
Kim
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

OK, confession time: when I finished Shutter Speed, I liked it but I didn't love it as much as some of Ms. Barker's other books. The heroine Isla was a particular challenge for me, so when it came time for me to crack open Freeze Frame, I did it with no small amount of trepidation especially since a new author was being added to the mix and my last few reads in general had been a bit of a mixed bag. I am happy to say those fears melted away from the very first chapter! The story flowed
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Jennifer Pierson
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Isla is finally in a good space with a new place, and a new man after a nightmare year. So she fills like she's hitting her stride, but life is never that easy. Ben doesn't miss his past life, but the unsavory associations seem to miss him. As he's starting to believe in redemption for his past, it comes back to bite him again. But this time, it's also on the woman that brought him out of the darkness. I know this seems a bit generic, but there's no other way to give a description without giving ...more
Angela
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok

2.5 Stars - it was okay

I really wanted to enjoy this book, especially after enjoying its predecessor prequel, Shutter Speed. Ben and Isla were fascinating characters in Shutter Speed and I was left craving more from them and waiting on Freeze Frame with bated breath.

Freeze Frame catches up with Ben and Isla who are now starting a life with each other having fallen for each other. Most of this book was about them setting up home together which I found painfully slow I’m afraid. It was nice to se
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100sweet
Sep 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 48%.

NOTHING happens in this book. It is just page after page after page of the H and h engaging in mundane everyday tasks. Who in the world wants to read about someone waking up, eating breakfast, going about their day, then going to sleep only to wake up the next day and do it all over again?
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